Today was a good day at the RunGingerRun house. Both of these running items showed up in the mail and absolutely zero bills showed up making it even better! Now, if only every day could be more fun surprises in the mail and less money-sucking and depressing junk mail, the world would be a happier place! Or not, I don't know.
First, let's talk about this sticker. One of the cool things that SB does is they send a small and unique sticker in the box every month. I've been keeping most of mine and when my collection is impressive, I'll post a picture of them on the blog or twitter or something. I don't know why, but it seems like the thing a Ginger would do so...yeah I'm doing that.
Good timing SB! I was just saying tonight that my headlamp seems pretty dim and may need new batteries and viola! A new blinky light shows up! I love it. It is kind of like a ring so I can wear it on my finger or it has a clasp and I can attached it to my belt or hat. It has two blink settings. It blinks or it does a cool fade between the three colors. Red. Green. Blue.
Side Note - this light is the extra gadget that SB sometimes sends in the boxes. It doesn't have a brand name and I don't know what the retail value is, but I'm glad I got it! They sometimes send stuff like that which adds to the surprise of the box.
They sent two packets of these and the Hubbo and I went ahead and opened one up. The Hubbo said they taste like fruit loops. They are a soft gummy/jelly texture which is easier to swallow than huge horse pills. I'll admit, I'm not the best at taking my vitamins but these are kind of like candy and I like candy so I could see myself taking these more often than a regular pill. Reminds me of being a kid and taking my Flintstone vitamins! Do they make those anymore? Were those even healthy? I guess I turned out fine so...
Retail: $5.75/15 ml
Joshua Tree - Natural Lip Balm
The Healing Salve is an organic, unscented, skin healer that can be used after a run to treat chafing, dry and cracked skin, and small cuts and scrapes. The Hubbo took a spill about a week ago during a lunch time run and scraped up his knee kind of bad. I made him put this stuff on it tonight and here's what we said. "It doesn't smell or feel medicine-like, it absorbed pretty quick." So there you have it folks!
The Natural Lip Balm is meant to prevent dry lips and is petroleum free. It is made from a base that is a blend of cocoa butter and beeswax.
I like the shape of this tube. It is sort of like a flat oval shape instead of a perfectly round shape. It seems like it would sit better in your running belt or pocket a little better and be less bulgy weird shape looking. The texture is good. Both the Hubbo and I tried it tonight. It's a pumpkin pie scent and the Hubbo said it tastes like cinnamon. I can't taste it but it went on smooth.
Retail: $10.14/6 packages
This a gluten free cereal/snack that is packed with 12g of plant based protein per serving. I'm kind of excited about this being as we have been trying to eat a more plant-based diet lately. I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to take it to work with me tomorrow for my mid-morning snack.
Retail: $8.50/3 Bars
I'm too scared to eat this one. I'll make the Hubbo eat it later and tell me what he thinks. Here's the description. 14g of protein in a gluten free, paleo friendly, and 100% natural bar that derives its protein from grass-fed, nutrient rich, lean turkey.